Thank you, Sebastian 

I never thought my son would tie my shoelaces, before his ninth birthday. I never thought he would push me in a wheelchair. It’s pretty good that he can get 80 kilos moving! It generates a lot of emotion for everyone.


He and Jane pushed me to the grassy areas of Waddesdon Manor, where I was able to walk. British readers will appreciate the phrase ‘leaves on the line’, used by rail companies to explain autumnal delays. Said leaves plus wet ground also present a hazard for stick users. As they say in Yorkshire ‘now you’re learning.’


Author: Andrew Knowlman

I am a 50-year old father of two children, married to Jane. I live in Hertfordshire, UK. I was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in April 2015.

3 thoughts on “Thank you, Sebastian ”

  1. Lovely photographs …..relationships change so much…asking for help and accepting it .my brother struggles with this so much !
    Regards from Jackie at Hudson Moody

  2. Andrew, Tash alerted me your blog today. Difficult to find the right words but I think respect and admiration are amongst the most deserving. I will continue to follow your posts and remember fondly those early IRI days. You had early doubts but I knew we were right to employ you and you went on to prove me right in every way. Every good wish I can muster goes your way mate. Very best. Dave Barrett

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